Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Mark McNeill, Canada

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Mark McNeill - WHL

Photo: Prince Albert Raiders forward and Chicago Blackhawks prospect Mark McNeill has switched from being an offensive catalyst to instead be more of a role player at the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Bad news for Montreal Canadiens prospect Charles Hudon was good news for Chicago Blackhawks prospect Mark McNeill.

Hudon, who plays for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL, was unable to participate at the 2013 World Junior Championship after injuring his back. Enter McNeill of the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders, who replaced Hudon on Team Canada's roster shortly before the start of the tournament.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Tomas Hyka and Patrik Bartosak, Czech Republic

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Tomas Hyka - Czech Republic

Photo: Czech Republic forward and Los Angeles Kings prospect Tomas Hyka (#27), shown here playing at the 2012 WJC, is playing in his second U-20 WJC (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

If one were looking for an upset from the first three days of the 2013 World Junior Championship, probably the closest example came on Day 3 of the tournament with the Czech Republic's 3-1 win over Finland.

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Halifax Mooseheads remain the top team in the CHL

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Scott Harrington - London Knights

Photo: London Knights defenseman and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Scott Harrington will take a leave of absence from the #2 Knights to represent his country at the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the fourteenth edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season.  The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

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2013 WJC Preview: Stacked Canadian squad appears to be gold favorite

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Ryan Strome - Canada

Photo: New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome will again take part in the U-20 WJC for a Canadian squad that is looking to reclaim the gold medal after three years of either silver or bronze medals (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

As the NHL lockout marches through its 14th week and the talks surrounding a new collective bargaining agreement move from the negotiating table to the courtroom, perhaps no one has breathed a larger sigh of relief than the brass at Hockey Canada.

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Saints Soucy, Morris hoping to carry on Spruce Grove tradition

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Carson Soucy - Spruce Grove Saints

Photo: Spruce Grove Saints defenseman Carson Soucy (R) is a 2013 prospect from the AJHL who is on the radar of NHL scouts (courtesy of Gord Montgomery Spruce Grove Examiner/Sun Media)

The AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints have produced a plethora of well-known NHL players. Starting with Mark Messier, who played for the team when they were known as the Mets in 1976-77, the organization has continued to develop quality players – Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steven Reinprecht to name a few.

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